The Honourable Guy Régimbald
Justice Guy Régimbald was appointed to the Federal Court, and ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal, on October 7, 2022. He obtained his LL.B. from the University of Ottawa and his B.C.L. (Master of Laws) from the University of Oxford. He was called to the Law Society of Ontario in 2002, the Barreau du Québec in 2007, and the Law Society of Nunavut in 2016.
Prior to his appointment, Justice Régimbald was a partner and the National Leader of the Administrative Law Group at Gowling WLG, where his practice focused on constitutional and administrative law, Indigenous law, intellectual property and taxation. Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Justice Régimbald was a law clerk to Justices Marshall Rothstein and John C. Major of the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as for Justice Marc Noël (now Chief Justice) at the Federal Court of Appeal. He also worked for the Department of Justice in the Constitutional and Administrative Law Section and for the Privy Council of Canada, and taught constitutional law, administrative law and international law at the University of Ottawa.
Justice Régimbald is the author of Canadian Administrative Law, Halsbury’s Administrative Law, and Halsbury’s Constitutional Law – Division of Powers, and co-author of The Law of the Canadian Constitution, all published by LexisNexis. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada for his work in administrative & public law and in appellate practice (including as lawyer of the year in both categories), by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in Indigenous law and litigation – public Law, by Chambers Canada in Litigation: public & administrative law, and by Managing Intellectual Property in copyright law and trademarks.
At the time of his appointment, Justice Régimbald was Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Federal Courts Bench and Bar Liaison Committee and Past Chair of the CBA’s Administrative Law Section. He also served on the executive of the CBA’s Constitutional and Human Rights Law Section.